Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet

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Storage is something you can never have enough of...

Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet
So when I pulled this old rusty cabinet with a lot of empty drawers out of my garage I knew it was my next project. 

Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet

It needed a good scrubbing so that was my first step. Next I had to remove the label from each drawer. 

When the clean up was finished I started to paint. I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Picket Fence on this project. I used a brush to brush on the paint. It gave me a smooth even coat.

The paint was sticking well especially because the finish on this cabinet was old and dull. 

If sticking was a problem I could use a little bonding agent and the paint would have no problem on shiny surfaces.

The rust spots in some areas began seeping through the paint so I used spray Bulls Eye Shellac on the top and sides of the piece then gave the cabinet another coat of Fusion Mineral Paint. 

I painted right over the drawer pulls because I'm a big fan of that look and besides, they are riveted to the drawer fronts. 

I let the paint dry in the garage for a few days before I moved it inside.  Fusion Mineral Paint dries quickly but I didn't want to take any chances as it is going in a high traffic area 

Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet

I love the shabby distressed look but there was still only one thing I thought it needed... drawer tags. 

I cut tags out of black paper with white cursive writing and slid it inside each drawer handle.  They are removable so can be changed out when necessary.

Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet

Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet

The cabinet drawers were perfect inside so needed nothing but to be filled. 

This is a great utility cabinet for things like batteries and candles... I have only 28 more drawers to fill up now.

Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet

Fusion Mineral Paint was great for this paint job. It covered in just two coats and sticks like glue. 

I'm thrilled with the many colors this paint comes in and I will always say that the best part of this paint is that there is no sealer or wax required. 

Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet

Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet

Painting a Hardware Metal Utility Cabinet

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*Fusion Mineral Paint provided me with the paint.
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